Rocky Marciano vs Andre Ward

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  1. roughdiamond

    roughdiamond Ridin' the rails Full Member

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    'And noticed that Frank Bruno was ringside yelling and standing in the way of the guy seated behind him. He should have told Frank Bruno to sit down and shut up his fat face and then pushed Bruno on the head. That's what I would have done.'

    The 'quality' :meparto::meparto:
     
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  3. Pat M

    Pat M Active Member Full Member

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    If this could happen I'd pick Ward. Ward would have advantages in skill, speed, and balance and I suspect that Ward would be bigger and stronger. Ward wouldn't run, and with his balance and footwork and inside skills he'd keep RM even more off balance. I suspect that if RM made it past 7-8 rounds, he'd be the fatigued one, from missing punches and having to try to regain his balance, plus Ward wouldn't allow him to fight at his regular pace. In addition, Ward had an inside game and his punches to the body would take their toll. I don't expect people on this board to agree, but from watching video, I agree with the Mayweather Gym people, Ward.
     
  4. Smokin Bert

    Smokin Bert Boxing Addict Full Member

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    You are right, I don't agree with your analysis at all. Marciano would be winded after 8 rounds??? He never tired against fiull heavyweights, but he is going to tire against light punching, super middleweight Ward? Just not objective analysis.
     
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  5. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Marciano would eat his cornflakes, out of Ward's upturned skull!
     
  6. dinovelvet

    dinovelvet Antifanboi Full Member

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    Ward is a boxing Maester but Rocky would complete him sometime around the late rounds. I don't think there's a sub cruiser wight in history who could beat Rock.
     
  7. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

    InMemoryofJakeLamotta Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Ok that was bad
     
  8. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

    InMemoryofJakeLamotta Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Ok maybe you don't agree or like what I post, I don't care. When I post it is no different than anyone else posting a fighter x vs fighter y thread, thats part of the purpose of this board. Just because you don't like when I do it doesn't make it wrong.
     
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  9. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

    InMemoryofJakeLamotta Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I think Ward is more skilled than Rocky, but Rocky made a career out of beating people more skilled than he. Can you honestly say that Ward was more skilled than Charles, Moore, Walcott and perhaps even old Louis?
     
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  10. Pat M

    Pat M Active Member Full Member

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    Sure, plus AW is better trained, stronger, and quicker. I think AW would be a threat to most of the modern heavyweights if he just fought one of them, one time. He couldn't give up that much size and strength fight after fight and be successful, but for one fight...To me, Ward is an exceptional fighter who would be 6-0, 190-95 without cutting weight. Just as they were when they actually competed, I wouldn't favor any pre- 1960 heavyweight to beat him.
     
  11. Smokin Bert

    Smokin Bert Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I think Andre Ward was a very good fighter. HOF for sure. But, if you wouldn't favor men like Louis, Dempsey, Johnson, or Marciano over Ward, your lack of objectivity and rational analysis makes debate with you pointless.
     
  12. Dance84

    Dance84 Unicorn and seastar land Full Member

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    I get you im a ward fan myself i would give ward a chance against guys like wilder and AJ .

    However with marciano its different . i understand your points as well .i do agree with some ..

    I just think marciano style is all wrong for ward.

    Marciano fought skilled movers like ward.

    He ended up eating there shots walked right through them anfmd ended up beating the will out of his opponents .


    It was such hard beatings he would give these men.

    Ward would look in the beginning.

    Then marciano starts breaking his opponent down slowly.

    I think marciano stops ward in the 7th or 8th .

    Ward is on a different level of skill than marciano

    However marciano is on a different level of grit and will than ward .
     
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    Hannibal Barca Active Member Full Member

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  14. Dance84

    Dance84 Unicorn and seastar land Full Member

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    To much volume ..im surprised he went through that and left still standing
     
  15. Seamus

    Seamus Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Now that it's conclusively proven that Ward stops Marciano, can Money do the same?

    New thread?
     
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